Connecting elders by facilitating mobility

Goodman, J., Brewster, S. and Gray, P.D.G. (2004) Connecting elders by facilitating mobility. In: Home Technology to Keep Elders Connected, Vienna, Austria, 24-29 April 2004, ISBN 1581137028




A key aspect of staying connected is the ability to travel and visit friends and family, yet mobile situations often pose difficulties for the older population. In this paper, we discuss how technology can support older people on the move, describing work which we have done and are doing in this area and outlining some of the challenges that lie ahead. We focus on providing support for navigation, which is a key part of travel, and outline some of the results of our work, showing that electronic aids can effectively help older people with this activity.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Brewster, Professor Stephen and Gray, Mr Philip
Authors: Goodman, J., Brewster, S., and Gray, P.D.G.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General)
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Publisher:ACM Press
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2004 The Authors
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the authors

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